10 août 2020
Really great class. Covers all the main topics of environmental law. The Professor is very interesting, informative, and clear. A great introductory class for environmental topics in the legal realm.
19 avr. 2018
Incredible course with an engaging professor who makes you want to learn more with every lesson.
The best course I saw on Coursera and exactly what I would appreciate in any course, online or not.
par Diana C•
7 avr. 2019
I do not have any connection in my nature of job and education to the law, but I found this course incredible informative, and it opened my eyes to the subject. It requires more attention to the material from non-professionals like me, but It all will be rewarded with a raised awareness to such law. Donald Hornstein is the best lecturer ever. The videos were informative, funny and bring interest to the subject. Thank you for developing this course and for allowing people from outside understand what is environmental law.
par Melissa J W•
27 oct. 2020
Although today in 2020, some of the topic have certainly changed, this was an enjoyable and challenging course. Instructor Donald Hornstein made me feel welcome, and excited about the topics. His enthusiasm was addictive, so I looked forward to each lecture. I also very much appreciated the clarity of his teaching, and the cases he chose to have us learn from, and the well-written briefs. There were more than a few typos in the transcripts, but overall an excellent course. I will look for more from Mr. Hornstein.
par Robert W•
29 août 2015
Excellent course!!!!! Not only was the professor's teaching style fun and engaging, he made environmental law exciting!!! I learned so very much. Although my current degree is in Environmental Management and I'm a Healthcare Sustainability Specialist for an International regulated medical waste disposal firm, the course inspired me so much, i'm actually considering going to Law School to specialize in Environmental Law!!!
Thank you so very much Prof. Bornstein & UNC staff for offering this amazing course!!!
par Kelsey G B•
28 août 2015
Prof. Horstein was a great lecturer - he had a very structured approach and spoke to his audience, not just "at" his audience. I enjoyed the mini-quizes inside of the videos, and felt his lectures were the perfect length. I learned quite a bit in this course! I'm a trainee lawyer in the UK and have a Masters in international policy (political science) so this was a very good way for me to see if I'm genuinely interested in environmental law - which I am. Thanks!
par Karolyn B•
26 sept. 2015
Law does not have a reputation for being light reading, an interesting field full of personality and humor. Professor Hornstein defies that stereotype. I learned a great deal from this course, and actually looked forward to the lectures because of his good nature and lighthearted presentation of the material. For anyone who wants a basic introduction but may be hesitant about taking a law class, I highly recommend this one.
par Daniel T•
7 oct. 2020
This is an outstanding course, and Professor Hornstein is an exceptional instructor. I am PhD environmental scientist with over 25 years' experience in academia and industry. What I learned in this course was the legal, economic and philosophical underpinnings of my career and my avocations. I am grateful to Professor Hornstein for sharing his depth of knowledge, his keen insight, and his advocacy for the environment.
par William T K•
12 janv. 2021
While unfortunately dated at this point, Professor Hornstein's introduction course does an excellent job of outlining the principles underlying environmental law, both in the United States and internationally. Everyone with the ability to do so owes it to themselves, their community, and their planet to become familiar with the subject matter of this course, which is becoming more urgently relevant day by day.
par VELPULA S C•
12 juin 2020
Very informative ; But cases are only from the United nations of America,it will be better if the cases are given from other countries(World).Because,Environmental pollution is in the entire world in the present world. The government in USA has very good laws but it is not the same in other countries. we can learn from the cases.
par Rachel P•
8 juin 2021
As someone who has never taken a law class or endeavored into law in any way so far, I have learned SO MUCH in this course! I am very thankful that Professor Hornstein taught the class in a way that was accessible for layfolks like myself. I found the course to be fun and challenging at the right level to get me to really think and consider legal thought as it relates to conflict resolutions. I had so many answers about this field/topic before I began and they were almost all answered in the course. I feel more confident in my abilities to understand the various aspects of environmental law and policy. I definitely recommend!
par Nidhi S•
17 déc. 2020
The course is very lucid and highlights the multidisciplinary approach towards environmental law. I am extremely elated to share that enrolling in this course had been very fruitful since it has definitely changed my thought process and has added immensely to my knowledge of environmental law. I congratulate the University of North Carolina to have given us this opportunity of e-learning. I am also grateful to Prof. Donald who has explained every topic so well making it interesting with various case laws and totally comprehendible. The weekly quizzes were a great method of self-assessment. Thank You once again!
par ARVIND K S•
5 mars 2022
For non-law students like me (and probably for law students as well), the course came out as a refreshing change from the usual courses on offer.
It explains in simple parlance how water, air and GHG pollutants etc. need to be controlled and the statutes in place to help federal, state as well as multinational agencies do so. Interpretation of laws by the courts is explained in simple ways that students could easily comprehend.
The readings and quizzes rank way up there and buttress the lectures leading to better undestanding.
Thanks Professor for a useful and contemporary course well taught.
par Kashvi A•
15 juil. 2021
Professor Hornstein managed to create an entertaining yet meaningful course on Environmental Law and Policy, with the conceptual and fact-based explanations making it easy for anyone to understand. I also really appreciated the structure and organisation of the course. One pointer is that this course focuses mainly on cases and statutes in the United States, with few being from other countries or on the global scale. Nevertheless, you still learn a lot about environmental law in general.
par Natalia G G•
22 déc. 2018
It was really interesting, I liked the approach very much and the way the Professor explained everything. Our legislation in Colombia is basically a copy of the US legislation, so it is very important for me to understand why our environmental law is how it is, and in this aspect this course was so helpful. I would like it to be updated, since the reference of the GHG and the International Agreements have changed and the US has taken a different position with the Trump's Administration.
par Mallory C•
11 janv. 2016
Absolutely love the professor. He is very clear and articulate. You also don't really need to do the readings if you're very good at listening. Or you don't need to watch the lectures if you're super good at law and policy and don't need any clarifications. He makes it fun and interesting. I also learned quite a lot. Love all the examples he gives. Great class I would definitely recommend for people trying to get a little introduction and background to environmental law.
par Lucía P C•
11 sept. 2020
It's an outstanding course! Professor Hornstein is an excellent teacher, even if just an introduction to environmental law, we get to study a lot of important topics in more than a simple introductory way. Also, the readings recommended every week are very pertinent to learn not only theory, but what happens in the practice of environmental law. I wish the would update this course, adding another module, as it has passed some time since it was recorded.
par Octrina N L•
20 févr. 2021
I love how the professor bring the course alive. Very suitable for beginner and definitely an interesting way of presentation. It also helps that the text for all the videos are broken down per few minutes to help focus to both audio and visual learners. Each course also doesn't take that long and reading assignment is reasonable and actually adding onto the existing story so it doesn't feel like a burden reading them. I want more of this.
par BURAKUVYE E•
23 juil. 2022
Le Cours intitulé "Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy" est très intéressant. Il permet d'avoir un regard sur des sujets de préocuupations environnementales et la manière dont la loi et les jurisprudences les abordent.
En tant que francophone, j'ai bien appris du Common Law. J'ai eu une idée sur les régulations environnementales aux Etats-Unis d'Amérique.
Les vidéos sont clairs et les cas sont bien choisis et adaptés aux thènes.
par AMBAR M R•
16 déc. 2017
It was a real honor taking this course and learning from Professor Hornstein who works hard into making each lesson absolutely remarkable. The topics exposed were very interesting and learning about them from someone who's passion is captivating, and who shows to have great wisdom in them is an amazing experience. I more than recommend this course to anyone looking to learn more about environmental law and what it consolidates.
par Asep C•
25 juil. 2022
It was great, the course gives me a lot of knowledge about environmental law, and the practice of the law especially in USA. It's very important for us in developing country like Indonesia, because our forest are one of the world's lungs. We are still fighting the illegal logging, environmental pollution cased by industry, etc. Thanks to Professor Don Hornstein for the enjoyable and clear course. hope to see you next time.
par Shivam G•
15 mai 2020
Amazing course with such an awesome professor who even though being in a one-sided virtual class makes the students of this class feel as if they are actually present there and he takes so much efforts to make it interactive and a fun learning process by giving various out of the box hypotheticals and continuously makes the student work their brains to answer the questions. PS: Really loved his dress code for the lectures.
par MARIA G L C•
6 oct. 2020
I am from Argentina south america. I am a lawyer. The classes are great and very dynamic and full of energy. The points are very clear and the teacher lawyer is excellent. I wish you can come to Argentina to a conference in our ENVIRONMENT MINISTERY for lawyers. Thank you very much. María Guadalupe Lo Cane Schloszarcsik Tisnés. ENGLISH TEACHER AND LAWER. I would very thankful to receive a certificate as an assistant.
3 mai 2016
The professor has an immense amount of charisma and a concise way of breaking down concepts. The content material is short and to the point. These short lectures allow the student to even explore philosophies of economics in detail giving a big picture to what the issues at hand are with Law, Policy, and Climate Change.
Great lectures, materials, discussions, and extremely effective Professor. Highly recommend.
par Erik C K•
1 févr. 2022
Although I am EUropean, and the focus was on US law and regulation, this was an excellent course that in a simple yet clear and consise way presented the dilemmas and issues around environmental law and policy. The course gives an excellent basis to dwell more into the issue, in particular in EU law, who could greatly benefit from having such excellent lecturer and good structure as this course.
par Olumese E M•
3 juil. 2020
Wow it is been an interesting, fun and informative time spent with my most favorite professor in the world I had the privilege to learn from. Coming from a medical background with little knowledge of law and especially environmental law, Prof Don Hornstein simplified it and thus it reflected in my grade Looking forward to take any other course under him. Shout out to Prof and his team!